Friday, March 19, 2010

Hero's of the day: Lt. Dan Choi & Capt. Jim Pietrangelo

Yesterday afternoon after the HRC rally to repeal the antiquated DADT policy, a group of protesters including out Army Lt. Dan Choi went to the White House to protest. Lt. Choi and outed Army Capt. Jim Pietrangelo proceeded to handcuff themselves to the gate outside the White House lawns in a brave show of quiet disobedient protest to the policy that has killed their military careers after years of loyal service of protecting the very nation that refuses them equal rights under the law.
 Lt. Choi & Capt. Pietrangelo were arrested without incident but were held overnight, denied bail and apparently even a phone call.  Lt. Choi is being charged with "failure to obey a lawful order" which apparently does not jive with being held like he is as usually you are allowed to post bail and get out pretty quickly.  It is unclear what the charges against Capt. Pietrangelo are but it would be safe to assume they are the same.  Below is a clip of Lt. Choi's statement to the crowd.

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